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Another Fine Mess (MGM 1930, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy)



In this Laurel and Hardy comedy, Stan and Ollie hide out from the police in the wealthy home of Colonel Buckshot (James Finlayson), a game hunter currently away on safari. Comedy ensues when Lord and Lady Plumtree call upon the house with the intention of renting it. Ollie pretends to be Buckshot, while Stan doubles as the butler–and the maid.

Another Fine Mess was based on a sketch originally written in 1908 by Stan’s father, an English Music Hall performer.

production details
USA | MGM | 28 minutes | 1930

Director: James Parrott
Producer: Hal Roach
Original Story: Arthur J. Jefferson
Cinematography: George Stevens
Editor: Richard C. Currier
Music: Leroy Shield
Script: H. M. Walker

Thelma Todd as Lady Plumtree
Stan Laurel as Stan
Oliver Hardy as Ollie
James Finlayson as Colonel Wilburforce Buckshot
Charles K. Gerrard as Lord Leopold Ambrose Plumtree